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Pics From China Show People Covering Themselves With Plastic Sheets, Water Jars As Shield From Coronavirus

As Of Thursday, The Death Toll From The Deadly Virus Was 170. Chinese Health Authorities Also Said There Were 7,711 Confirmed Cases Of Coronavirus In The Country.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Chanshimla Varah | Updated on: 31 Jan 2020, 12:12:53 PM
Water Jars As Protection From Coronavirus

People Use Water Jars As Protection From Coronavirus (Photo Credit: Twitter)

New Delhi :

As the deadly coronavirus sweeps across nations claiming lives of 170, and infecting thousands, people in China are taking every thinkable measures in the book to shield themselves from the deadly virus. In the many pictures that is surfacing on the internet, we see people covering their head with a cut-out water bottle, plastic sheets and every other method in the books. 

Check out some of the pictures here:

As of Thursday, the death toll from the deadly virus was 170. Chinese health authorities also said there were 7,711 confirmed cases in the country. 

The World Health Organization (WHO) are again meeting in Geneva to consider whether the virus should be declared a global health emergency given how the virus is reported to have spread across 15 countries.

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus named Germany, Vietnam and Japan, as places where people had caught the virus from others who had visited China.

"Although the numbers outside China are still relatively small, they hold the potential for a much larger outbreak," he said, adding that human-to-human transmission was a concern.

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First Published : 31 Jan 2020, 11:21:59 AM